Professor Xinhe Bao received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Fudan University in 1987 and then worked as a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt in Fritz-Haber institute of Max-Planck Society in Berlin/Germany. He became a full Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP, CAS) in China in 1995 and the group leader of Nano & Interface Catalysis at the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis later. He held the position of the institute director from 2000 to 2007. He was appointed the Executive Vice President Fudan University in 2015 and the President of University of Science and Technology of China since 2017.
Professor Bao is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Hon. FRSC). He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Energy Chemistry (JEC, Elsevier), and a member of the editorial board or international advisory board of several scientific journals, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Environ. Sci., Chem. Sci., etc.
Professor Bao received a number of national and international scientific awards, including HLHL Award (Hong Kong, 2012), the International Award for Excellence in Natural Gas Conversion (2016) and Alwin Mittasch Prize of the German Catalysis Society (2017) and more recently the First prize of National Natural Science Award of China (2020).